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Hello all. New to dcs world. Looks promising, but incompatibility with my home sim cockpit devices is a deal breaker. Triple head seems to integrate fine. I found the link to dcs flightpanels for saitek panels - thank you arturdcs! I see some are experimenting with capturing and converting gps data to nmea output for my gps. Crossing my fingers that one should come soon. Unable to find any info about using project magenta displays and 3d party instrument software. Also can't find anything about displaying dcs instruments on extended monitors.

 

Any sim pit builders have more tips or tricks for integrating dcs to third party hardware and software? We all would love to hear about your success and developments.

 

 

 

My sim pit : core i7 oc 4g; 8g ram; 2 dedicated ssd for win and flight sim, 1.5tb hard drive; graphics 570 GeForce, triplehead2go digital, and 4650 ati; 5.1 surround sound; saitek radio panel, saitek multi panel, saitek autopilot panel, 7" tablet gps, 2x saitek yoke throttle and pedals, 2@ 19" led flatpanel instrument displays, 3@ 23" led flat panel forward windshield displays, 11" tablet pc running efis and fmc; eclipse keyboard; installed fsx p3d and dcs

 

My goal: 100% compatible and sync all sim components with dcs


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Dcs and home cockpits

 

Take a look in the home cockpit section in this forum, there are many 1to1 pits of the A-10 or Huey

The problem is not that DCS doesn't work with project magenda or the seitek devices

 

The problem is, PM and the seitek things are made for FSX and the simconnet interface only, so they are no generic devices and tools.

 

Also take a look at Helios for exporting instruments and you also can export ingame screens without third party software.

 

DCS brings all export features by its own, so no expensive hardware or software needed

 

Oh and Look for DCS Bios for matrix input or export to led drivers and 7segment displays

 

Greets

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I will just second that DCS Bios is a great piece of software for interfacing hardware like LED’s, switches, potentiometers, rotarys, , servos and perhaps also steppers in the future. It uses an Arduino as interface and is pretty simple to set up. Unfortunately only a few modules are supported today.

 

For instruments you also have HawgTouch/Icarus that I can recommend (doing more or less what Helios is doing).

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I see some are experimenting with capturing and converting gps data to nmea output for my gps. Crossing my fingers that one should come soon.

I don't know if you are still interested, but "soon" is now:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303310/

Helicopters and Viggen

DCS 1.5.7 and OpenBeta

Win7 Pro 64bit

i7-3820 3.60GHz

P9X79 Pro

32GB

GTX 670 2GB

VG278H + a Dell

PFT Lynx

TrackIR 5

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